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Psalms

CHAPTER 119

1 Blessed are those whose way is perfect, Who walk in the law of Jehovah.

2 Blessed are those who keep His testimonies, Who seek Him with all their heart.

3 Surely they do no wrong; They walk in His ways.

4 You have commanded that Your precepts Be diligently kept.

5 Oh that my ways may be established So as to keep Your statutes!

6 Then I will not be put to shame, When I regard all Your commandments.

7 I will give thanks to You with uprightness of heart When I learn Your righteous ordinances.

8 I will keep Your statutes; Do not utterly forsake me.

9 With what should a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to Your word.

10 With all my heart I have sought You; Do not let me wander from Your commandments.

11 In my heart I have treasured up Your word That I might not sin against You.

12 Blessed are You, O Jehovah; Teach me Your statutes.

13 With my lips I have declared All the ordinances of Your mouth.

14 I have rejoiced in the way of Your testimonies As much as in all riches.

15 I will muse upon Your precepts And regard Your ways.

16 I will take delight in Your statutes; I will not forget Your word.

17 Deal bountifully with Your servant that I may live And keep Your word.

18 Open my eyes that I may behold Wondrous things out of Your law.

19 I am a sojourner in the earth; Do not hide Your commandments from me.

20 My soul is crushed with longing For Your ordinances at all times.

21 You have rebuked the proud, the cursed, Who wander from Your commandments.

22 Roll away from me reproach and contempt, For I have kept Your testimonies.

23 Princes as well have sat and spoken against me, But Your servant mused upon Your statutes.

24 Also Your testimonies are my delight; They are my counselors.

25 My soul clings to the dust; Enliven me according to Your word.

26 I have recounted my ways, and You have answered me; Teach me Your statutes.

27 Cause me to understand the way of Your precepts, And I will muse upon Your wondrous deeds.

28 My soul melts because of grief; Strengthen me according to Your word.

29 Remove from me the way of falsehood, And graciously grant me Your law.

30 I have chosen the way of faithfulness; Your ordinances I have set before me.

31 I cling to Your testimonies; O Jehovah, do not put me to shame.

32 I run the way of Your commandments, For You enlarge my heart.

33 Teach me, O Jehovah, the way of Your statutes; And I will keep it to the end.

34 Give me understanding, and I will observe Your law; Indeed I will keep it with all my heart.

35 Cause me to go on the path of Your commandments, For in it I delight.

36 Incline my heart to Your testimonies And not to unjust gain.

37 Turn my eyes from beholding vanity, And enliven me in Your ways.

38 Confirm to Your servant Your word, Which is for fearing You.

39 Turn away my reproach, which I fear; For Your ordinances are good.

40 Behold, I have longed after Your precepts; Enliven me in Your righteousness.

41 May Your lovingkindness also come to me, O Jehovah, Your salvation according to Your word.

42 Thus I will have an answer for him who reproaches me, For I trust in Your word.

43 And do not take the word of truth utterly from my mouth, For I have hoped in Your ordinances.

44 Thus I will keep Your law continually, Forever and ever.

45 And I will walk at liberty, For I have sought Your precepts.

46 I will also speak of Your testimonies before kings And not be ashamed.

47 And I will take delight in Your commandments, Which I love.

48 And I will lift up my hand to Your commandments, which I love; And I will muse upon Your statutes.

49 Remember the word to Your servant In which You have made me hope.

50 This is my comfort in my affliction, For Your word has enlivened me.

51 The proud have derided me greatly; I have not swerved from Your law.

52 I have remembered Your ordinances from long ago, O Jehovah, and have comforted myself.

53 Raging indignation seizes me because of the wicked, Who forsake Your law.

54 Your statutes have become my songs of praise In the house of my pilgrimage.

55 I have remembered Your name In the night, O Jehovah, And have kept Your law.

56 This has been mine, That I have kept Your precepts.

57 Jehovah is my portion; I have promised to keep Your words.

58 I entreated Your favor with my whole heart; Be gracious to me according to Your word.

59 I considered my ways And turned my feet toward Your testimonies.

60 I hurried and did not delay To keep Your commandments.

61 The cords of the wicked surround me, But I have not forgotten Your law.

62 At midnight I rise up to give thanks to You Because of Your righteous ordinances.

63 I am a companion to all who fear You And to those who keep Your precepts.

64 Your lovingkindness, O Jehovah, fills the earth; Teach me Your statutes.

65 You have dealt well with Your servant, O Jehovah, according to Your word.

66 Teach me proper discernment and knowledge, For I believe in Your commandments.

67 Before I was afflicted, I went astray; But now I keep Your word.

68 You are good and One who does good; Teach me Your statutes.

69 The proud have plastered lies against me; With my whole heart I will keep Your precepts.

70 Their heart is heavy as with fat; But I delight in Your law.

71 It is good for me that I have been afflicted, That I might learn Your statutes.

72 The law of Your mouth is better to me Than thousands of pieces of gold and silver.

73 Your hands have made me and fashioned me; Give me understanding that I may learn Your commandments.

74 Those who fear You will see me and rejoice, For I have hoped in Your word.

75 I know, O Jehovah, that Your judgments are righteous And that in faithfulness You afflicted me.

76 Let Your lovingkindness, I beseech You, be my comfort, According to Your word to Your servant.

77 Let Your compassions come to me, and I will live; For Your law is my delight.

78 Let the proud be put to shame, for they have subverted my cause with a lie; But I will muse upon Your precepts.

79 Let those who fear You turn to me, And they will know Your testimonies.

80 May my heart be perfect in Your statutes, That I may not be put to shame.

81 My soul faints while longing for Your salvation; I hope in Your word.

82 My eyes faint while longing for Your word, As I say, When will You comfort me?

83 For I have become like a wineskin in the smoke; But I do not forget Your statutes.

84 How many are the days of Your servant? When will You execute justice upon my persecutors?

85 The proud have dug pits for me, Those who are not according to Your law.

86 All Your commandments are faithful; They persecute me falsely; help me.

87 They have almost consumed me upon the earth; But I have not forsaken Your precepts.

88 Enliven me according to Your lovingkindness, And I will keep the testimony of Your mouth.

89 Forever, O Jehovah, Does Your word stand firm in heaven.

90 Your faithfulness is from generation to generation; You established the earth, and it abides.

91 They abide to this day according to Your ordinances, For all things are Your servants.

92 Unless Your law had been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction.

93 I will never forget Your precepts, For by them You have enlivened me.

94 I am Yours; save me, For I have sought Your precepts.

95 The wicked have waited for me in order to destroy me, But I consider Your testimonies.

96 I have seen an end to all perfection, But Your commandment is all-expansive.

97 Oh, how I love Your law! All day long it is my musing.

98 Your commandments make me wiser than my enemies, For they are always with me.

99 I have more insight than all my teachers, For Your testimonies are my musing.

100 I understand more than the aged, For I have kept Your precepts.

101 I have withheld my feet from every evil way, That I might keep Your word.

102 I have not turned aside from Your ordinances, For You have taught me.

103 How sweet are Your words to my taste! Sweeter than honey to my mouth!

104 Through Your precepts I gain understanding; Therefore I hate every false way.

105 Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.

106 I have sworn and will confirm it, That I will keep Your righteous ordinances.

107 I have been greatly afflicted; O Jehovah, enliven me according to Your word.

108 Accept, I pray, the freewill offerings of my mouth, O Jehovah; And teach me Your ordinances.

109 My soul is continually in my hand, But I do not forget Your law.

110 The wicked have laid a trap for me, But I do not stray from Your precepts.

111 Your testimonies are my heritage forever, For they are the gladness of my heart.

112 I have inclined my heart to perform Your statutes Forever, to the end.

113 I hate those who are double-minded, But I love Your law.

114 You are my hiding place and my shield; In Your word do I hope.

115 Depart from me, you evildoers, That I may keep the commandments of my God.

116 Uphold me according to Your word that I may live, And do not let me be ashamed of my hope.

117 Hold me up that I may be safe, And I will regard Your statutes continually.

118 You spurn all those who stray from Your statutes, For their deceitfulness is vain.

119 You do away with all the wicked ones of the earth like dross; Therefore I love Your testimonies.

120 My flesh trembles for fear of You, And I am afraid of Your judgments.

121 I have performed justice and righteousness; Do not leave me to my oppressors.

122 Guarantee Your servant's well-being; Do not let the proud oppress me.

123 My eyes faint while longing for Your salvation And for Your righteous word.

124 Deal with Your servant according to Your lovingkindness, And teach me Your statutes.

125 I am Your servant; give me understanding, That I may know Your testimonies.

126 It is time for Jehovah to act, For they have broken Your law.

127 Therefore I love Your commandments More than gold, indeed, more than fine gold;

128 Therefore I esteem all Your precepts concerning all things to be right, And I hate every false way.

129 Your testimonies are wonderful; Therefore my soul keeps them.

130 The opening of Your words gives light, Imparting understanding to the simple.

131 I opened my mouth wide and panted, For I longed for Your commandments.

132 Turn to me, and be gracious to me, As is Your custom with those who love Your name.

133 Establish my footsteps in Your word, And do not let any iniquity have dominion over me.

134 Redeem me from man's oppression, That I may keep Your precepts.

135 Cause Your face to shine on Your servant, And teach me Your statutes.

136 My eyes shed streams of water, Because men do not keep Your law.

137 You are righteous, O Jehovah; And Your judgments are upright.

138 You have commanded Your testimonies in righteousness And great faithfulness.

139 My zeal has consumed me, For my adversaries have forgotten Your words.

140 Your word is very pure, And Your servant loves it.

141 I am small and despised, But I do not forget Your precepts.

142 Your righteousness is an eternal righteousness, And Your law is truth.

143 Distress and anguish have come upon me, But Your commandments are my delight.

144 Your testimonies are righteous forever; Give me understanding, and I will live.

145 I called with my whole heart; answer me, O Jehovah. I will keep Your statutes.

146 I called upon You; save me, And I will observe Your testimonies.

147 I anticipated the dawn and cried out; I hoped in Your words.

148 My eyes anticipated the night watches, That I might muse upon Your word.

149 Hear my voice according to Your lovingkindness; O Jehovah, according to Your ordinances enliven me.

150 Those who persecute me with evil intent draw near; They are far from Your law.

151 You are near, O Jehovah; And all Your commandments are truth.

152 Of old I have known from Your testimonies That You have founded them forever.

153 Look at my affliction, and deliver me; For I have not forgotten Your law.

154 Plead my case, and redeem me; Enliven me according to Your word.

155 Salvation is far from the wicked, For they do not seek Your statutes.

156 Great are Your compassions, O Jehovah; Enliven me according to Your ordinances.

157 Many are my persecutors and my adversaries, But I have not swerved from Your testimonies.

158 I saw the treacherous and loathed them, Because they did not keep Your word.

159 See how I have loved Your precepts; O Jehovah, enliven me according to Your lovingkindness.

160 The sum of Your word is truth, And all Your righteous ordinances are forever.

161 Princes have persecuted me without cause, But my heart stands in awe of Your words.

162 I rejoice at Your word, Like one who finds great spoil.

163 I hate and abhor falsehood, But I love Your law.

164 Seven times a day I praise You For Your righteous ordinances.

165 There is great peace for those who love Your law, And there is no occasion of stumbling for them.

166 I have hoped for Your salvation, O Jehovah; And I have done Your commandments.

167 My soul has kept Your testimonies, And I love them very much.

168 I have kept Your precepts and Your testimonies, For all my ways are before You.

169 Let my cry come before You, O Jehovah; Give me understanding according to Your word.

170 Let my supplication come before You; Deliver me according to Your word.

171 Let my lips pour forth praise, For You teach me Your statutes.

172 Let my tongue sing of Your word, For all Your commandments are righteousness.

173 Let Your hand be ready to help me, For I have chosen Your precepts.

174 I have longed for Your salvation, O Jehovah, And Your law is my delight.

175 Let my soul live, and it will praise You; And let Your ordinances help me.

176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek Your servant, For I have not forgotten Your commandments.